October 14, 2010
Join the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Pacific Design Center and Charles S. Cohen as they present a film festival called Counter Culture, Counter Cinema. The avant-garde festival is co-curated by David E. James and MM Serra and features films that explore the ongoing relationship between offbeat film and counter-culture ideas. SilverScreen Theater, Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. Times vary, Thu. to Sat. $8 to $10 individual tickets; $45 festival passes. (213)
June 28, 2008 |
Continuing an unusual tradition of including artists in its governance, L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art has elected conceptualist Barbara Kruger to its board of trustees. Kruger, a professor at UCLA, will join artists John Baldessari and Edward Ruscha, appointed a few years ago, and three other new members: Christopher V. Walker, a financial executive who founded Meridian Pacific Capital Partners and recently ended a 10-year tenure on the board at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Charles S. Cohen, a real estate developer; and Maurice Marciano, a fashion designer and co-founder of Guess Inc. MOCA also has announced the acquisition of 130 artworks purchased, donated or promised in 2007.
March 14, 2000 |
The emerald-green addition to West Hollywood's Pacific Design Center became an instant landmark when it opened in 1988. But the nine-story Center Green Building proved better at attracting attention than tenants. It never matched the success of its equally dramatic neighbor, the "Blue Whale" building on Melrose Avenue, in attracting furniture showrooms and interior design firms. In fact, one floor has remained empty since the building opened.
October 21, 2001
* Padres Contra El Cancer's second annual El Sueno de Esperanza Gala will honor Nydia Rojas, Marco Antonio Firebaugh and Renan Almendarez-Coello Wednesday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Tickets $300. Call (323) 669-5469. * Habitat for Humanity-Los Angeles celebrates its 10th anniversary and honors the entertainment community at "Lights, Camera, Habitat," to be held Thursday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Tickets $750. Call (213) 975-9757. * B'nai B'rith International will honor Charles S.
October 21, 1999 |
West Hollywood's landmark Pacific Design Center has new owners--a group headed by Charles S. Cohen of New York and a real estate investment fund managed by Cheslock Bakker & Associates, based in Stamford, Conn. The new owners plan to retain the 16-acre PDC's original Cesar Pelli-designed "Blue Whale" structure at Melrose Avenue and San Vicente Boulevard as a home furnishings mart catering to the trade, but they will convert the adjacent Center Green building into traditional office space.
May 25, 2004 |
Seven advertising and public relations firms owned by the Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. will consolidate their offices at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood as part of a $40-million lease announced Monday. The firms will take 145,500 square feet including the top three floors of the nine-story green building at 700 San Vicente Blvd. Some of that space has never been occupied even though the building was completed in 1988, landlord Charles S. Cohen said.